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Rajesh Sharma, Lalit Kumar Saini, Bhagwati Prasad Bahuguna
We study the phase diagram of symmetric electron-hole bilayer at zero temperature and zero magnetic field within quantum Monte Carlo approach. Particularly, we conduct variational Monte Carlo simulation for various phases viz. paramagnetic fluid phase, ferromagnetic fluid phase, anti-ferromagnetic Wigner crystal phase, ferromagnetic Wigner crystal phase and excitonic phase to
 estimate the ground-state energy at different values of inlayer density and inter-layer spacing. The Slater-Jastrow style trial wave function, with suitable single particle orbitals appropriate for different phases, are used to construct the phase diagram in (r<sub>s</sub> , d) plane by finding relative stability of trial wave functions...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
Alborz Karimzadeh, Vanessa M Scarfone, Erika Varady, Connie Chao, Karin Grathwohl, John W Fathman, David A Fruman, Thomas Serwold, Matthew A Inlay
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are the self-renewing multipotent progenitors to all blood cell types. Identification and isolation of HSCs for study has depended on the expression of combinations of surface markers on HSCs that reliably distinguish them from other cell types. However, the increasing number of markers required to isolate HSCs has made it tedious, expensive, and difficult for newcomers, suggesting the need for a simpler panel of HSC markers. We previously showed that phenotypic HSCs could be separated based on expression of CD11a and that only the CD11a negative fraction contained true HSCs...
March 15, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Hyung-In Yoon, Paul J Sohn, Sharon Jin, Elani Hawazin, Sang J Lee
PURPOSE: To examine the fracture resistance of premolars restored with CAD/CAM lithium disilicate mesio-occlusal-distal (MOD) inlays and onlays of different cavity designs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two widths of occlusal isthmus (75%, 100% of intercuspal distance) and three designs of cuspal coverage (none, palatal, complete) were used for the preparation of MOD inlays and onlays in the extracted maxillary premolars. Sixty lithium disilicate restorations were milled and bonded into the cavities...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Adel S Alagl, Marwa Madi
Alveolar ridge deficiency is considered a major limitation for successful implant placement, as well as for the long-term success rate, especially in the anterior maxillary region. Various approaches have been developed to increase bone volume. Among those approaches, inlay and onlay grafts, alveolar ridge distraction, and guided bone regeneration have been suggested. The use of titanium mesh is a reliable method for ridge augmentation. We describe a patient who presented with a localized, combined, horizontal and vertical ridge defect in the anterior maxilla...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Enrique Barragán-Garza, Douglas D Koch, Luis G Vargas, Alan Lang, Adam Roy
PURPOSE: To assess the clinically acceptable range of inlay decentration with respect to the light-constricted pupil center and the coaxially sighted corneal light reflex (CSCLR) for an inlay (Raindrop Near Vision Inlay; ReVision Optics, Inc., Lake Forest, CA) that reshapes the anterior corneal surface. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational cohort study of 115 patients with emmetropic or low hyperopic presbyopia who were implanted with a shape-changing corneal inlay, visual acuity, task performance (in good and dim light), reports of halos and glare, and satisfaction data were collected from the preoperative and 3-month postoperative examinations...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
O Sagsoz, M Yildiz, A S L Hojjat Ghahramanzadeh, A Alsaran
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the fracture strength and surface microhardness of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) materials in vitro. Materials and Methods: Mesial-occlusal-distal inlays were made from five different CAD/CAM materials (feldspathic ceramic, CEREC blocs; leucite-reinforced ceramic, IPS Empress CAD; resin nano ceramic, 3M ESPE Lava Ultimate; hybrid ceramic, VITA Enamic; and lithium disilicate ceramic, IPS e...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Glenn Isaacson, Jonathan A Harounian
Objectives: To evaluate the success of pediatric endoscopic and endoscopically assisted transcanal cartilage inlay tympanoplasty. Methods: Retrospective review of single surgeon experience. Results: During a 3 year period, 30 children underwent 31 endoscopic or endoscopically assisted transcanal tympanoplasties by the senior surgeon using tragal cartilage/perichondrial inlay grafts. There were 22 boys and 8 girls, ranging in age from 3.5 to 17 years (median 6 years)...
September 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
O Lorbach
IMPLANT DESIGNS: Within the last 50 years, implants for shoulder replacement have developed rapidly. Monobloc-stems in few sizes were changed to modular implant systems that allow for an individual adaption of the stem, as well as adaption of the humeral head component according to the specific anatomic situation of the patient. Moreover, stemless und short stem implants are available, which may highly simplify primary implantation, especially in posttraumatic cases as well as in revision cases with a need for removal or change of the implants...
March 6, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Tobias Röck, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Johanna Landenberger, Matthias Bramkamp, Daniel Röck
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to investigate numbers, indications, surgical techniques, and experiences of amniotic membrane transplantation at the University Eye Hospital Tübingen over the last 16 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from all amniotic membrane transplantations from January 2001 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Data was accessed from the electronic database and the annual reports of the Eye Bank at the University Eye Hospital Tübingen. RESULTS A total of 771 amniotic membrane transplantations were performed between 2001 and 2016 at the University Eye Hospital Tübingen...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
T Missau, A B Venturini, Gkr Pereira, C Prochnow, L F Valandro, M P Rippe
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of etching, with different hydrofluoric acid concentrations at the intaglio surface of feldspathic ceramic inlays, on the fatigue failure load of restored premolars. A total of 60 upper premolars were embedded in plastic cylinders with acrylic resin (up to 3 mm below the cement-enamel junction) and prepared using a device specially designed for that purpose. Teeth were randomly assigned to three groups (n=20): HF1, HF5, and HF10 (etching with hydrofluoric acid for 60 seconds at concentrations of 1%, 5%, and 10%, respectively)...
March 2018: Operative Dentistry
Phillip C Hoopes, Brian D Walker, Orry C Birdsong, Majid Moshirfar
We describe a technique used to recenter a small-aperture corneal inlay (Kamra). Repositioning the inlay is performed to achieve the best presbyopic correction while maintaining distance visual acuity.
January 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
AnnMarie Hipsley, Brad Hall, Karolinne M Rocha
Presbyopia corrections traditionally have been approached with attempts to exchange power, either at the cornea or the lens planes, inducing multifocality, or altering asphericity to impact the optical system. Treatments that affect the visual axis, such as spectacle and contact lens correction, refractive surgeries, corneal onlays and inlays, and intraocular lenses are typically unable to restore true accommodation to the presbyopic eye. Their aim is instead to enhance 'pseudoaccommodation' by facilitating an extended depth-of-focus for which vision is sufficient...
2018: Eye and Vision (London, England)
Jeannette Østergaard Penny, Merete Brink Speedtsberg, Thomas Kallemose, Jesper Bencke
The study sought to investigate whether an orthotic stiletto could modulate the pressure and comfort under the forefoot, arch and heel that stiletto wearers experience. Twenty-two women participated. We measured the peak pressure and pressure-time integral for orthotic stilettos with built-in metatarsal pad, heel cup and arch support; standard stilettos without inlays; and trainers. Comfort was recorded during 3x3 working days. The orthotic stiletto exhibited lower metatarsal head1 (MTH) and MTH2+3 and heel pressures than the standard stiletto (p < ...
March 2, 2018: Ergonomics
Matteo Marzadori, Martina Stefanini, Claudio Mazzotti, Sabrina Ganz, Praveen Sharma, Giovanni Zucchelli
Loss of dentition leads to functional and esthetic challenges that are determined by the anatomic features of the edentulous area. These features can complicate the prosthetic rehabilitation of such patients, especially in situations where optimal esthetic outcomes are desired. For these reasons, reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, aimed at restoring the alveolar ridge to its former dimensions, have become of great clinical interest. These reconstructive plastic surgery procedures frequently involve soft-tissue augmentation, performed to improve the quality and quantity of mucogingival tissue with the aim to achieve an ideal esthetic result...
March 1, 2018: Periodontology 2000
Arvind P Ganpule, Abhishek G Singh, Mohammed Rafiqul Islam, Parag Sonawane, Ravindra B Sabnis, Mahesh R Desai
Ureteral stricture resulting from chronic inflammations such as tuberculosis, recurrent stone disease and multiple endourological interventions are complex in nature; these may lead to severe adhesions to surrounding structures. Endourological management of these cases is difficult with poorer outcomes. In such situations, reconstructive surgical corrections remain a reliable option. We describe the technique of onlay and inlay buccal mucosal graft ureteroplasty using a robotic platform in management of complex ureteral strictures...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
D Heise, R Eickhoff, A Kroh, M Binnebösel, U Klinge, C D Klink, U P Neumann, A Lambertz
BACKGROUND: The open abdomen with mesh implantation, followed by early reoperation with fascial closure, is a modern surgical approach in difficult clinical situations such as severe abdominal sepsis. As early fascial closure is not possible in many cases, mesh-mediated fascial traction is helpful for conditioning of a minimized ventral hernia after open abdomen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utilization of an innovative elastic thermoplastic polyurethane mesh (TPU) as an abdominal wall inlay in a minipig model...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Haakon Karlsen, Tao Dong, Zhenhe Suo
The high prevalence of urinary tract infection in aging adults is a challenging aspect of geriatric care. Incontinence and cognitive/functional impairment make collection of urine samples difficult and often require either catheterization for sample collection, which is a risk factor for infections, or more lenient criteria for initiating antibiotic treatment. We report the development of a diaper inlay with absorbent materials, superabsorbent polymer-based valve and chemical reaction pads for rapid screening of urinary tract infection of incontinent diaper-wearing elderly receivers of home care services...
February 20, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Gustavo Da Dos Santos Pinto, Suzane Cristina Pigossi, Tércio Pessoa, Lélis Gustavo Nícoli, Raphael Ferreira de Souza Bezerra Araújo, Cláudio Marcantonio, Elcio Marcantonio
PURPOSE: The aim of this case report was to demonstrate the repair of a large sinus membrane perforation related to a sinus floor augmentation procedure, using leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF), for subsequent rehabilitation of a partially edentulous patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient presented the absence of teeth numbers 18, 17, and 16, associated with insufficient bone height because of the maxillary sinus pneumatization. A maxillary inlay bone graft was proposed, however, during the sinus floor augmentation procedure, a large portion of the sinus membrane was ruptured...
February 16, 2018: Implant Dentistry
Reji P Gopalan, Vivek V Nair, K Harshakumar, R Ravichandran, S Lylajam, Prasanth Viswambaran
Background: Different pattern materials do not produce copings with satisfactory, marginal accuracy when used on stone dies at varying time intervals. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the vertical marginal accuracy of patterns formed from three materials, namely, thermoplastic resin, light cured wax and inlay casting wax at three-time intervals of 1, 12, and 24 h. Methodology: A master die (zirconia abutment mimicking a prepared permanent maxillary central incisor) and metal sleeve (direct metal laser sintering crown #11) were fabricated...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Turk Ayse Gozde, Sabuncu Metin, Ulusoy Mubin
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has generally been used as a nondestructive technique to evaluate integrities of composite restorations. We investigated marginal and internal adaptations of ceramic inlay restorations with OCT and compared them to results with the silicone replica technique. Round-shaped class I cavities were prepared on 16 human maxillary first premolar teeth. Ceramic inlays were fabricated. Silicone replicas from inlays were obtained and sectioned to measure marginal and internal adaptations with a stereomicroscope (Leica Dfc 295, Bensheim, Germany)...
February 1, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
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